I am candidate #144 in the upcoming Finnish municipal elections in Jyväskylä.
I am running with the Pirate party. My main goals are:
- to get people moving on their own feet, by bike or by bus
- stop energy production using fossil fuels in Jyväskylä
- be able to share freely all culture produced using public funds
- to create a programme of opening Jyväskylä’s public data
- to try participatory budjeting in the city.
The election date is 9 April 2017.
I’m Miika Hämynen, born in 1986, living in Jyväskylä, Finland. I graduated from the University of Jyväskylä in 2012, having studied French, English and Information Technology. I analysed the translations of the Finnish video game Trine in my master’s thesis. I’m currently working at the Finnish social security institution Kela. I spent ten years of my childhood in Senegal, which had a profound effect on my views on the world. I find it easier to integrate into new cultures or adapt to new situations, and I never feel one problem can be solved in just one way.
I ran in the Finnish parliamentary elections (in Central Finland, number 115) which were held on 19 April 2015. My result was 180 votes. I’m a candidate of the Finnish Pirate Party, which aims to update our notions of copyright legislation, stands for our rights to privacy and questions the patent system. I want to build a society that is freer, cleaner and helps to create opportunities. I have also participated in previous municipal elections in Jyväskylä in 2012, receiving 68 votes.
If you want to fund my campaign, you can do it through my party (only in Finnish, sorry).